As law and political economy scholars take aim at the deficiencies of dominant modes of legal thought and chart a path for law to promote a more just and egalitarian society, they must also attend to the role of algorithmic systems and algorithmic thought in shaping political imaginations. By the same token, computer and information scientists interested in. . .Continue Reading
Both law and technology have played a foundational role in constructing, maintaining, and extending neoliberal modes of governance. Technological implementations have given new life to the longstanding neoliberal separation of economic and political domains, and legal methods that have facilitated the neoliberal political economy have also enabled new. . .
We’re hiring! Posts on class in the military, on Indian market governance and state legitimacy! Events galore!
In a recently published article, we use the case of agricultural market liberalization in India to explore what we see as a counter-intuitive aspect of neoliberal governance: that paradoxically, states may desire particular kinds of markets – and hence market actors – to strengthen their political control.
Our current Managing Editor will be stepping down this summer to weather the gantlet of the academic job market. But the Blog must go on! And we need a new Managing Editor to ensure it does so.
The United States ended the draft in 1973, a year that coincides roughly with the beginning of the wage stagnation that has afflicted lower and middle-income American workers ever since. As inequality ballooned, military service likely became a relatively more appealing option for many. Put another way, rational actors who know their own interests and. . .
At the Blog Shirley Lin kicked off the week with a summary of her argument that the EEOC has undermined the collective commitment to disability accommodations in the workplace by making the accommodation a matter of individual bargaining between highly unequal actors. Then Robert Post argued, in response to Genevieve Lakier and Nelson Tebbe’s earlier…. . .
Would reconsidering the state/private action divide in First Amendment jurisprudence just unleash a torrent of endlessly abusive communications and misinformation of all kinds? Can antitrust categories help to solve the problem?
The touchstone of contemporary disability law, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, was a victory of the militant disability rights movement, and was drafted with the social model in mind. However, Congress essentially delegated the design for this mandate to the Reagan-era EEOC, which in turn operationalized accommodations through private exchanges. . .
The Democracy Beyond Neoliberalism conference takes its first blogged form!
In part two of this series, Susan Dianne Brophy interviews Anastasia Tataryn. Continuing their discussion on how law and markets intersect to produce subjects, and ways to rethink subjectivity in scholarship.
In part one of this series, Anastasia Tataryn interviews Susan Brophy regarding the importance of rethinking productivity, subjectivity, and value.
At the blog: data governance, information fiduciaries, and countervailing power. In LPE Land: OSLJ’s workers’ rights symposium, 2 LPE 101 sessions, the conference continues, and more!
Readers of this blog need no reminder of the pervasive inequalities that define American society. Nor do readers need to be convinced that a perverse concentration of wealth has had profoundly corrosive effects on the viability of American democracy. In a recent article published in the Yale Law Journal, we argue that the traditional approaches to combatting. . .
Whether or not an information fiduciary model would be the best way to regulate data governance, it is not guilty of many of the accusations that Lina Khan and David Pozen lob at it.
Rather than seeing data as person-like or property-like entity, egalitarians should focus on data relations: the way data’s collection and use puts people (or entities) into relation with one another.